When John McKenna was born on 4 May 1842, in Kingston, Frontenac, Ontario, Canada, his father, Patrick McKenna, was 22 and his mother, Elizabeth Gunn, was 22. He married Rose McGillick on 29 April 1867, in Sangamon, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Hume Township, Slope, North Dakota, United States in 1920 and Hume Township, Whiteside, Illinois, United States in 1920. He died on 20 February 1920, in Whiteside, Illinois, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Sterling, Whiteside, Illinois, United States.
Some characteristic forenames: Irish Brendan, Kieran, Aidan, Caitlin, Eamon, Eamonn, Seamus, Siobhan, Aileen, Colum, Donal, John Patrick.
Irish and Scottish: variant of McKinney 1. McKenna (Gaelic Mac Cinaedha) was the surname of an Irish chieftain family in northwest Monaghan, barony of Trough.
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